Excellent Gris du Vendômois
France
In summer, bringing rosé wine when you are invited to friends’ home is quite normal. But if you want to differentiate yourself and surprise them, choose a bottle of Gris du Vendômois, excellent but little known rosé wines. Produced near the town of Vendôme, 170 km southwest of Paris, they are made from Pineau d’Aunis, a grape variety little grown outside elsewhere that gives to these fresh and fruity wines a nice peppery taste. Here is our selection: - Domaine Patrice Colin, Gris Pineau d’Aunis 2018 : €7.35, Gris Bodin Pineau d’Aunis Vieilles Vignes 2018 : €8.50, tel : 0254728073, www.patrice-colin.fr - Les Vignerons du Vendômois, Gris Montagne Blanche 2018 : €4.85, tel : 0254729069, www.caveduvendomois.com/ - Domaine Brazilier, Gris 2018 : €4.50, tel : 0254728172 - Les Caves Baudet, Denis Noury, Saveurs d’Eté 2018 : €5, tel : 0254853604
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Renaissance menus
France
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in Centre - Val de Loire, forty-two restaurants located in the region offer dishes and menus made of local fresh products inspired by the gastronomy of this era. Sliced duck breast fillet marinated in spiced wine, foie gras with hippocras, lettuce stuffed with small vegetables and fresh goat cheese, strawberry soup with safran, artichoke heart stuffed with veal and Parma ham, lemon chicken, veal breast with snails and fried eggs are some of the delicacies you can eat from May1st to September 30th and even till the end of the year in some places. Besides, the European Institute of History and Food Cultures (IEHCA) of Tours, which has prepared a book of 25 recipes and dishes of the Renaissance and written a notice “To understand French cuisine during the Renaissance”. Menus are priced from €16 to €60. Information :
www.vivadavinci2019.fr/actualites/un-gout-de-renaissance/
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Crowdfunding for vineyards
France
Do you want to invest in a vineyard ?... The Vigneron Savoyard cooperative winery offers you to buy one or more €500 share in the SCIC "Les Vignes des Alpes Le Vignoble Coopératif" within the frame of a crowdfunding operation. The money collected will be used to buy vineyards in Savoy region that will be run by local winemakers. In exchange, every year investors will get some bottles of wine and will be invited to special events and meetings with winemakers. Information : Les Vignes des Alpes Le Vignoble Coopératif, Fabien Danjoy, 0479545542, vignesdesalpes@vigneron-savoyard.com
www.vigneron-savoyard.com
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Bar with unique view of Paris
France
If you are looking for a place where to enjoy a great view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower while sipping a cocktail or a glass of Champagne the Windo is made for you. Recently re-designed by American architect George Wong, this panoramic bar with a cozy atmosphere, this panoramic bar is located on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile hotel. From there you get a great view of the West and South of the capital, overlooking the Arch of Triumph and facing the Eiffel Tower. Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5pm to 1am, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 2 am. Information :
www.windoparis.com
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FrogBeer’s peppery beer
France
A 6.5 % Saison type beer comprising Kampot pepper. That’s what offer you the FrogBeer brewery and the Frog pubs to quench your thirst this summer. But don’t worry, the pepper taste is subtil, concentrated in the foam and in the finish, and pairs perfectly witht the fruity nose and flavor of this beer.
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